01/10/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Carol Browner, Energy Czar?

AP is reporting that Carol Browner is likely to be named as Obama's energy "czar":

President-elect Barack Obama intends to round out his environmental and natural resources team with a Nobel Prize-winning physicist and three former Environmental Protection Agency officials from the Clinton administration.

The president-elect has selected Steven Chu for energy secretary, Lisa Jackson for EPA administrator, Carol Browner as his energy "czar" and Nancy Sutley to lead the White House Council on Environmental Quality, Democratic officials said Wednesday.

Politico has more details on Carol Browner:

Browner, who's heading the transition team's environmental division, has been reported by sources within the environmental community to be on the short list for the new White House post for several weeks, and The Washington Post reported Wednesday that she had likely landed the job.

President-elect Barack Obama is expected to create what is sometimes called an "energy czar" to coordinate energy and environmental policy among the myriad federal agencies and lead a new National Energy Council.